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Regional News of Saturday, 8 June 2019


Stationary Dealers support BECE Candidates with Examination materials

The National Association of Stationary Dealers, sellers of educational materials, in a bid to enhance the performance of final year pupils of Ayalolo 1 and 2 JHS in the Ashiedu Keteke Sub-Metro has donated examination materials to the school.

The items, which included mathematical sets, sanitary pads, both disposable and reusable are to ensure that the pupils had a peace of mind before and during the examination, and ensure an incident free menstrual period in order to enhance their performance.

Mr Divine Bobie, Coordinator of the School Health Education Programme of the Accra Metro, who received the items on behalf of the Metro Director of Education, the pupils and the school, said it would ease the plight of the pupils during the examination.

“We are excited to receive such items because we are just about starting the Basic Education Certificate Examination and basically, we will need some few things for our exams, therefore receiving these items will go a long way in enhancing the performance of the pupils.

“On behalf of the Metro Director of Education and the school, we want to say a very big thank you for the kind gesture. We are hoping that we will be receiving more from you and other corporate organisations”, he said.

Mr Emmanuel Ashley, Vice Chairman of the Association in an interview with the Ghana News Agency on the side-line of the programme said the donation formed part of the Association’s corporate social responsibility.
He said the Association would ease the burden on some of the parents and the pupils as they go in for the examinations.

Madam Vincentia Koranteng-Asante, of the Community Development Department of the Ashiedu Keteke Sub-Metro also expressed her gratitude to the Association and called for more support from corporate and Non-Governmental Organisations for other schools within the metropolis.

She stated that as part of efforts to enhance the sanitation situation in schools within the metropolis, the Sub-Metro was embarking on a project that would enable adolescent female students sew their own reusable sanitary pads.

She said due to economic issues, most adolescent girls were unable to buy the disposable sanitary pads, resulting in the use of unapproved and unhygienic materials.

Madam Vincentia said that would reduce the cost the Assembly spent in dislodging disposable pads that ended up in the sewage systems due to improper disposal

“I realised that the disposal pads are not sustainable because the girls do not have alternative ways to dispose their sanitary pads. They therefore drop them in the hole and they end up choking the sewage line. As a result of this, there are a lot of toilets on the compound that are not in use because we have not dislodged them because it cost so much”, she said.

“We are therefore trying to put up a centre that will enable pupils and other members of the communities learn how to sew these reusable pads for their personal use as well as to earn a living from it”, she added.